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Current Funding Opportunities

We work to develop research grants and funding opportunities that help us achieve our goals of strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in research and innovation and aligning with stakeholders' needs.

Details and deadlines of all our current and recent funding opportunities can be found on this page.

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Opportunities and Deadlines

Competitions listed as Open are currently accepting applications, Eligibility Closed specifies competitions that are open to applications that successfully passed eligibility only.

Competitions listed In Review are past the application deadline but results have not yet been publicly announced.
The results of competitions listed as Closed are publicly available.

Details for Closed competitions refers to the specific competition. Deadlines and requirements may be updated prior to the launch of the next competition.

Open

Connections

2022-23 Research Connections Grant
Available Funding:
up to $10,000 in matching funds for up to one year
Focus: Any area of human health

Objective: Support and facilitate the sharing of health research knowledge in non-academic mediums or settings.
Deadline:
March 1, 2023
Open

Connections

2023-24 Align Grant

Child & Youth Health
Available Funding:
up to $10,000
for one year
Deadline:
April 13, 2023
Focus: Teams working in the area of Child & Youth Health in preparation for the Solutions Program Focus Area

Objective: Support activities for research teams to increase research relevance, coordination, and potential for impact, increase quality and success of Saskatchewan applications to peer-reviewed funding, and support the development of Saskatchewan research and health professional trainees.
Open

Connections

2023-24 Align Grant
Available Funding:
up to $10,000
for one year
Deadline:
March 28, 2023
Focus: Teams working in any area of human health

Objective: Support activities for research teams to increase research relevance, coordination, and potential for impact, increase quality and success of Saskatchewan applications to peer-reviewed funding, and support the development of Saskatchewan research and health professional trainees.
Open

Partnerships

Canadian Institute of Health Research Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)

2022 Health System Impact Fellowship
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Available Funding:
$50,000 for 
one year for doctoral trainees
$155,000 for
two years for postdoctoral researchers
Deadline:
March 2, 2023
Focus: Health services and policy research

Objective: Opportunity for doctoral and postdoctoral fellows to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations.
Eligibility Closed

Capacity

2023-24 Establishment Grant
Available Funding:
$150,000 for up to
three years
Focus: Any area of human health

Objective: Support early-career researchers in Saskatchewan in establishing an autonomous program of health research addressing Saskatchewan health challenges. 
Opportunity Partners:
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Eligibility Deadline:
January 19, 2023

Full Deadline:
March 16, 2023
In Review

Partnerships

Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

2022 Spark Program
Available Funding:
up to $50,000
for one year
Deadline:
December 2, 2022
Focus: Innovative point-of-care solutions for older adults, persons with dementia, and their care partners addressing one of the Innovation Themes:  1) Caregiver support, 2) Aging in place, 3) Cognitive and mental health, 4) Care coordination and navigation, and/or 5) Financial health and wellness

Objective: Empower point-of-care staff to translate their insights into innovative and scalable solutions that can improve the lives of older adults, persons with dementia, and their care partners in Canada and worldwide.
In Review

Partnerships

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation

2022-23 Pattison Children's
Research Grant
Available Funding:
$25,000 to $100,000
for one or two years
Eligibility Deadline:
November 10, 2022

Full Deadline:
January 19, 2023
Focus: Maternal and pediatric health

Objective: Supports research projects with potential for significant impact based on scientific excellence and relevance to children’s and maternal health.
Administered by SHRF
In Review

Solutions

Partnerships

2022-23 Impact Grant

Collective Impact Focus Area
Available Funding:
$150,000
for two years
Eligibility Deadline:
September 29, 2022

Full Deadline:
November 17, 2022
Focus: Rural and remote healthcare

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the named focus areas.
Opportunity Partners:
In Review

Solutions

2022-23 Innovation Grant

SHRF Focus Areas
Available Funding:
$50,000
for one year
Eligibility Deadline:
September 29, 2022

Full Deadline:
November 17, 2022
Focus: Addictions and/or Virtual Care

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the named focus areas.
Opportunity Partners:
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In Review

Solutions

2022-23 Impact Grant

SHRF Focus Areas
Available Funding:
$150,000
for two years
Eligibility Deadline:
September 29, 2022

Full Deadline:
November 17, 2022
Focus: Addictions and/or Virtual Care

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the named focus areas.
Opportunity Partners:
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In Review

Solutions

Partnerships

2022-23 Innovation Grant

Partnered Focus Areas
Available Funding:
$50,000
for one year
Eligibility Deadline:
September 29, 2022

Full Deadline:
November 17, 2022
Focus: Lung Health and/or Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the named focus areas.
Opportunity Partners:
In Review

Solutions

Partnerships

2022-23 Impact Grant

Partnered Focus Areas
Available Funding:
$150,000
for two years
Eligibility Deadline:
September 29, 2022

Full Deadline:
November 17, 2022
Focus: Lung Health and/or Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the named focus areas.
Opportunity Partners:
In Review

Connections

2022-23 Research Connections Grant: Truth and Action
Available Funding:
$10,000
for one years
Deadline:
October 25, 2022
Focus: Reconciliation

Objective: Facilitate the sharing of health research knowledge in non-academic mediums or settings. Proposed activities must address any of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action, and be guided by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals in the project team.
In Review

Partnerships

Canadian Institute of Health Research
Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)


2022 Implementation Science Teams Grant - Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC)
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Available Funding:
up to $400,000 per year
for up to five years
Deadline:
November 29, 2022
Focus: Health services and policy research

Objective: Improve our understanding of how to implement, evaluate, adapt, and/or spread/scale evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions that encompass intersectoral collaborations within and/or beyond the formal health care delivery system in order to advance the Quadruple Aim and health equity.
In Review

Partnerships

Canadian Institute of Health Research
Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)


2022 Catalyst Grant - Policy Research for Health System Transformation
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Available Funding:
$150,000
for one year
Deadline:
November 29, 2022
Focus: Health services and policy research

Objective: Generate evidence to inform macro-level policies to support high-performing health care and public health systems in Canada with the aim of advancing the Quadruple Aim  and health equity.
Closed

Partnerships

Mental Health Research Canada

2023 Mental Health Impact Studentships
Available Funding:
$15,000
for
six months
Deadline:
August 29, 2022
Focus: Mental health

Objective: Supports Master-level trainees to work on a mental health research project with their academic supervisor and community partner.
Closed

Partnerships

Alzheimer Society Canada

2022-23 Doctoral and Postdoctoral Awards
Available Funding:
Doctoral awards
$129,000
for three years

Postdoctoral awards $150,000
for two years
Deadline:
November 4, 2022
Focus: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Objective: Support individuals pursuing a PhD aspiring to becoming future independent investigators in the field of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias or support graduates with a PhD or MD who wish to gain additional experience within an established research environment.
Closed

Partnerships

AGE-WELL

2022 Postdoctoral Awards
Available Funding:
Postdoctoral awards
$45,000
for one year
Deadline:
May 31, 2022
Focus: Technology and aging

Objective: Funding to highly qualified master's, doctoral and postdoctoral candidates and provide them with access to training and mentorship opportunities in multi-disciplinary research environments and to its industry and community partners. 

How To Apply

Each application must be made online through SHRF’s Research Management System (SHRF RMS). All follow up documents will be accessed there. Our system helps facilitate the peer review process. 

SHRF is also a subscribing organization to the Canadian Common CV (CCV). See specific program Application Packages for requirements. 

Our Resource page has more information and technical support to help you throughout the application process. 

You can also find helpful How-To videos on our YouTube page. 

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Ongoing Support

Strong partnerships are at the core of innovative health research. SHRF joins with other funding agencies, non-profit organizations, industry and other health research supporters to encourage success, connections and action in Saskatchewan’s health research environment. SHRF partnerships benefit the Saskatchewan research community by combining resources to support research through programs offered by SHRF or the partner and by leveraging each other’s strengths, connections and resources. 

If you are a potential partner organization or a researcher looking for matching support, contact fundinginfo@shrf.ca to discuss ways we can work to support Saskatchewan's health research ecosystem. 

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